The bars didn't break anywhere near the point of where they extend. It was the drop that snappedThat's a terrible design imo, having what amounts to a predetermined breaking point in such a critical piece of equipment that has to withstand significiant force at the most important points of a race.
But props to them for recognising the mistake.
It looks like it broke where the lever was fitted - I've seen Canyon has a proprietary band-on for their slightly odd shaped handlebars so perhaps it may be a design fault of a different variety than the extendobars section of themThe bars didn't break anywhere near the point of where they extend. It was the drop that snapped
yep agree.. on the longer climbing strokes mvdp will suffer the most. But if he is still there in Siena no way is he at a disadvantage on a 500m hill vs those guys. MVDP excels at sprinting on <1km ramps.MvdP is obviously a top contender. Last year he was undertrained / underraced and he still got 15th (after a flat).
This year he is even more of a monster. WvA has more (proven) climbing pedigree but not by much, and he comes from a high-altitude training camp.
Still, both WvA and MvdP will be closer to cracking on the very steep slopes, compared to Fuglsang , Pogacar and Alaphilippe.
He can just glue himself to the wheel of one of the other favourites and he'll be alright. But since he isn't riding the race, it doesn't matter this year.I don't think Woods bike handling is good enough for a race like Strade Bianche, but I'd be glad to be proven wrong.
One of my favorite riders since last year Vuelta.
From gazzetta (in italian)"The wrist is broken": Moscon what bad luck, skips Strade Bianche and Milan-Sanremo.
He fell on Sunday at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne and had already missed Laigueglia on Tuesday
And i would rate Fuglsang that year higher than i would both van der Poel and van Aert now, when it comes to steep climbs like that.Alaphilippe himself didn't exactly set the world on fire the only time he climbed via Santa Caterina with a chance to win the race. He followed Van Aert until Fuglsang attacked and then followed him all the way to the top. He outsprinted Fuglsang on the flat part.
Their time up the wall was around 50".
I think we have enough examples of very punchy rider being beaten (or even blown away in some cases) on via Santa Caterina to be aware that anything can happen once they get there.
Every race is a rematch between Woods and the whole peloton.Perhaps. With Valverde there, I do Hope for a rematch between them.
This guy does a good analysis, looks like it's due to a poor design of the clamp for the brake lever.It looks like it broke where the lever was fitted - I've seen Canyon has a proprietary band-on for their slightly odd shaped handlebars so perhaps it may be a design fault of a different variety than the extendobars section of them
I think Roglic should have tried, but I'm not sure he could have.Can someone tell me why Pogacar is rated so high here?
If Roglic was more aggressive with his friend he would have dropped him on stage 18 in Le Tour 2020.
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